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Rhodesville, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Rhodesville ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Rhodesville (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rhodesville. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Rhodesville is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

Below are the counties that are near Rhodesville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rhodesville:

Lauderdale     (The home county for Rhodesville)
  Green Tree - Historic   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  McGee Town   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cloverdale   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cypress Creek   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Florence   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Canaan - Historic   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Zip City   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Saint Florian   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Arnot   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Killen   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Gatesville - Historic   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cherokee   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Caryton - Historic   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Tuscumbia   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wilson Dam   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Muscle Shoals   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Russellville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Belgreen   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Burntout   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Red Bay   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Churntown   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Spruce Pine   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Vina   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hodges   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Phil Campbell   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mehama - Historic   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Avoca - Historic   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Town Creek   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Alcorn (MS)
  Glen (MS)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Farmington (MS)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Corinth (MS)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rienzi (MS)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Biggersville (MS)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
  Iuka (MS)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Burnsville (MS)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Paden (MS)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dennis (MS)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Belmont (MS)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Golden (MS)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hardin (TN)
  Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pyburn (TN)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Nixon (TN)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Savannah (TN)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Town (TN)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Centerview (TN)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Swift (TN)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Crump (TN)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Saltillo (TN)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
  Iron City (TN)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Loretto (TN)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
McNairy (TN)
  Tulu (TN)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Michie (TN)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stantonville (TN)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Adamsville (TN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Guys (TN)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
  Lutts (TN)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Collinwood (TN)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clifton (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Slickrock Ford (TN)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Rhodesville, see our County-by-County Page for Rhodesville.

Cemeteries Near Rhodesville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rhodesville.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Rhodesville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dowdy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Winbourn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Milford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Burnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Flint Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Athens City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E George Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Paulk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Francis - King - Lucas Public Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Darby Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rutland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barkley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Balentine Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Rhodesville ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rhodesville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rhodesville, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rhodesville.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Rhodesville, with the one closest to Rhodesville listed first.

Gravelly Springs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rhodesville
 - Gravelly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rhodesville
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
Smithsonia   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Rhodesville
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
Cloverdale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rhodesville
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
Kendell - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kendell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Rhodesville
 - Kendell had a post office and no railroad service
Wright   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rhodesville
 - Wright had a post office and no railroad service
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rhodesville
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Rhodesville
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
Ingleton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ingleton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rhodesville
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rhodesville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rhodesville in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rhodesville:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Alcorn County (MS):     Cyndi's



Tishomingo County (MS):     Cyndi's



Hardin County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (TN):     Cyndi's



McNairy County (TN):     Cyndi's



Wayne County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Lauderdale County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rhodesville ...

While our initial data about Rhodesville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rhodesville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Rhodesville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Rhodesville:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rhodesville. See our Misc Page for Rhodesville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rhodesville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rhodesville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rhodesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8723, Longitude: -87.8706     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rhodesville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rhodesville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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